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Energy S8.3 Subwoofer

I am getting sound out of the subwoofer. However, the light on the front of the speaker does not come on in either mode (Automatic or on). What does this mean? Can I correct it?

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Re: Energy S8.3 Subwoofer

I have the exact same problem with my S8.3 that I purchased a few months ago. It's just the blue LED that doesn't light up, otherwise it seems to output bass and the volume control works. Any suggestions?

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• Check the speaker level settings (see Channel Level on page xx).

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